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"With the Production Value-Based Benchmark Approach, Remuneration Depends on System-Friendliness." Eight Questions to Nils May

Interview of June 10, 2015

Mr. May, you discuss here wind turbine design and its impact on the electricity system. What was your jumping-off point?

A large share of wind power production takes place in high wind. Because this amount is so large, its market value decreases. It is therefore important to start building system-friendly wind turbines that produce a greater proportion of their electricity at medium and weaker wind speeds, as they are then able to achieve a higher market value. [...]

The full interview with Nils May is published in DIW Economic Bulletin 24/2015. It is available for free download as pdf doccument (PDF, 96.42 KB).

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